EMG SAI BLU w/Tier One Utility Slide GBB Pistol

EMG International
Code:
£199.99
  • Salient Arms Licenced
  • Full metal construction
  • Super tactical EU17 GBB

If you ever thought the EU series was falling behind the Hi-capa platform as far as options are concerned, think again! Introducing the EMG SAI BLU, an enhanced EU17 pistol with all the bells and whistles! The SAI BLU sports a tactical slide with front and rear serrations, raised suppressor height sights, a threaded barrel with 14mm CCW adapter, and the ability to mount a red dot sight with any of the included 4 mounting plates!

Full description

Description

The EMG SAI BLU is one of the most well equipped EU series pistols we have ever encountered, coming straight out of the box ready to take a 14mm CCW threaded suppressor, with 4 different red dot sighting options and the choice of standard or suppressor height open iron sights. Obviously, the SAI BLU is not all about function, it also sports a drop-dead gorgeous yet aggressive tactical style with its Salient Arms enhanced ergonomic frame and pyramidal texture on the rear, front and top of the slide to promote optimum control.

Starting at the tip of the outer barrel we can find a 14mm CCW thread adapter, attached to the 11mm CCW female threads on the alloy outer barrel. This allows a suppressor to be added straight away, or a more compact form to be used with the thread adapter removed. Attached to the thread adapter we can find a Salient Arms style thread protector, with helpful knurling to make installing and removing it a breeze. The outer barrel carries through with the distinct Salient Arms style, with flat sections along its full length, functioning as fluting to reduce weight and provide additional heat dissipation in the real firearm. Across the top of the outer barrel we can see the first of our licensed Salient Arms trademarks, in the form of "S A I" engraved across the top fluting cut, and the "S in a cube" Salient Arms logo with "9 m m" engraved on the chamber.

The slide of the SAI BLU, known as the "Tier One Utility Slide" sports attractive and highly effective pyramidal checkering at the front of the slide, at the rear, and across the top, giving you all the options in how you manipulate the slide, and assuring you get a good grip regardless of the weather conditions. The texture on the top of the slide also functions to reduce the "heat mirage" in the real SAI BLU. To the rear of the rear serrations, we can find "SALIENT" engraved on either side, angled to match the serrations and continue the aggressive and dynamic look of the pistol. The top of the slide comes with suppressor height sights pre-installed, and a set of standard EU style sights in the box so you can equip the SAI BLU for whatever mission you have ahead. The rear plate of the slide also includes texture, to allow you to push the slide forwards easily in the event of the slide not returning fully, and also includes the "S in a cube" logo.

The SAI BLU comes with 4 different mount plates for red dot sights, and a cover plate if you prefer to run iron sights. Each of these plates provides different screw hole configurations to match the most common and effective red dot sights on the market. The plate marked "02" is compatible with the well known and highly effective Vector Optics Frenzy, our favourite slide mounted pistol optic. Including this kind of functionality out of the box is very rare, and usually requires purchasing a specific sight mount plate and carrying out all the fitting yourself. Including mounting plates for practically any micro red dot sight on the market is a very generous addition from EMG.

Moving down to the frame, we see an EU series frame with some notable and considerate changes made. The frame rail, located at the front on the dust cover of the pistol is now a standard Picatinny rail instead of an EU style rail, allowing more options for mounting tactical flashlights, lasers and other accessories. The trigger guard has been heavily modified, featuring an undercut for both the firing hand and support hand; promoting a high grip to help control recoil and muzzle rise. The grip itself features comfortable but effective stippling over a wider area than a standard EU series, providing improved gripping qualities. The rear strap of the frame has unique dot texturing, extending the custom looks of the SAI BLU and highlighting this as an enhanced design. The magazine release is raised and extended, and features gripping texture in the form of the "S in a cube" logo which is both comfortable and easy to access. The slide release is found on the left side, and is an extended Gen.4 style, providing fast access whilst staying out of the way to avoid inadvertent activation. To complete this advanced looking EU17, a subtle magazine well flare has been added to help guide your magazine home after a swift reload. The trigger is also a "flat" type, retaining the dual stage functionality of the original EU series trigger in a custom styled trigger intended for high speed operation, complete with Salient Arms branding on either side. These features combine to provide a refined EU series pistol which solves all the perceived issues with the original and provides superb ergonomics and a stylish, custom look.

As far as performance goes, the SAI BLU is very impressive, combining heavy recoil for an immersive firing experience with snappy slide cycle speed to help you keep up in game. Though pistols dominate at close range, the SAI BLU can reach out and touch people if necessary thanks to its gear adjustable HOP-up unit, found on the underside of the outer barrel and accessible when the slide is removed for a field strip. With performance that will surprise you, crisp machining throughout its enhanced slide and barrel, and extra comfort and security from its textured pistol grip, the SAI BLU offers you all of the unfair advantages!

Features

  • Full metal construction
  • Advanced ergonomics
  • Red dot sight ready
  • Suppressor height sights
  • Flared magazine well
  • Textured pistol grip
  • Salient Arms licensed trademarks
  • Aggressively styled "Tier One Utility" slide Forward slide serrations
  • Fluting cuts on the outer barrel
  • 20mm Picatinny frame rail
  • Trigger guard undercut to promote high grip for recoil control
  • Gear adjustable HOP - Accessible when the slide is removed
  • 11mm CCW threaded outer barrel with 14mm CCW male thread adapter
  • Replica of the Salient Arms BLU - expensive custom EU pistol!

Package Includes

  • EMG SAI BLU w/Tier One Utility Slide GBB Pistol
  • 25rnd EU17 style GBB magazine w/SAI baseplate
  • Red dot mount plate x4
  • Standard EU style sights
  • Allen Keys

Specification

General

Weapon Construction External
Weapon Type
Pistol
Over 18 Only Icon
Over 18
Yes
Icon UKARA - United Kingdom Airsoft Retailer Association
Defence / UKARA Required
Yes, No,
Site Legal Icon
Site Legal, using 0.20g BB
Yes
Screwdriver Icon
Pre-Built
Yes
Package
Included Items
  • Magazine
  • Instruction Manual
  • Ironsight Set
  • Red dot sight mount plate x4
  • Cover plate
Skill Level Icon
User Skill Level
Regular Player
Patrol Base - Warning Icon
Warnings
Lubrication is required

Weight and Dimension

Weight KG Icon
Weight (KG)
Approx. 0.6kg
Weapon Length Collapsed
Length (Collapsed)
21.5cm
Weapon Length Extended
Length (Extended)
21.5cm

Construction

Colour Wheel Greyscale
Primary Colour
Black
Two Tone Icon
Pre Two-Toned
No
Construction Icon
Construction
Alloy slide, outer barrel, thread adapter, mount plates and iron sights. Polymer frame and trigger. Aluminium mag well flare
Weapon Construction External
External Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Aluminium
Gearbox Icon
Internal Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Aluminium
Steel

Weapon Specific

Power Source Icon
Powered By
Green Gas
Blowback Icon
Blowback
None
Weapon Platform
EU-Series, Pistol,
Magazine Style Icon
Magazine Style
Pistol Magazine, EU Series,
Fire Select Icon
Fire Selector
None
Weapon Safety Features Icon
Safety Features
Trigger Lock, Two Stage Trigger,
Shooter Configuration Icon
Shooter Configuration
Right Handed
Weapon Configuration Icon
Weapon Configuration
Standard
Weapon Scale Icon
Weapon Scale
1:1
Suggested BB Weight
0.25g

Hop-Up

Hop-Up Unit Icon
Hop-Up Unit
Yes
Hop-Up Unit Adjuster Icon
Hop-Up Adjuster
Gear
Hop-Up Unit Location Icon
Hop-Up Location
On outer barrel, accessible when the slide is removed

Furniture

Weapon Furniture Icon
Furniture
  • 20mm Pistol Rail
  • Threaded Outer Barrel
  • Flared Magwell
  • Flat trigger
  • 14mm CCW thread adapter
  • Forward slide serrations
  • Trigger guard undercut
  • Raised Iron sights
  • Red dot mounting plates
Rail System Icon
Rail System
20mm Pistol Mount
Sight Type Icon
Sight Type
Iron Sights , Open Iron Sight, Suppressor Height Open Iron Sights,
Sling Plate Icon
Sling Options
None

Barrel

Outer Barrel Length (in)
5''
Icon Thread Type
Outer Barrel Thread Type
Female
Icon Thread Direction
Outer Barrel Thread Direction
CCW (Counter Clockwise)
Outer Barrel Thread Size
11mm
Inner Barrel Diameter
6.08mm
Inner Barrel Length
97mm

Magazine Specific

Magazine Type
Low Capacity , Gas,
Magazine BB Capacity
Approx. 25 Rounds
Magazine BB Fill Method
Speed Loader
Magazine BB Fill Location
Top, Front,
Magazine Gas Fill Location
Bottom
Magazine Gas Type
Green Gas

Gas Gun Specific

Gas Can Icon
Gas Compatability
Summer Gas, Green Gas, Red Gas,
Gas Can Icon
Gas Recommendation
Green Gas

Pistol Specific

Construction Icon
Slide Material
Alloy
Icon Pistol Slide
Pistol Slide Type
Standard

Product Testing Data

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Test Description
290 FPS +/- 10%
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Tested Using
0.2g ASG BLASTER with ASG Ultrair
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Test Date
09/03/2022

Related video

EMG SAI BLU wTier One Utility Slide GBB Livestream

Size guide

Joule Charts

Special Instructions

These table can be used as a reference to see if the BB weight you are using will be over acceptable Joulage limits at some Airsoft Sites in the UK. To check if the weight can be used chrono your weapon using the BB you intend to use, and then compare it to the chart.

FPS, Power and Joule Limits can vary from site to site, so please get in touch with where you're going to play with in advance to avoid disappointment.

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, with a 350fps limit for Automatic Replicas, 400fps for Semi-Automatic Replicas, and 500fps for Bolt Action Replicas.

Tap the tabs below to open the relevant chart for your replica.

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 350fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 1.14j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
325 0.98 1.23 1.37 1.47 1.57 1.77 1.96 2.11 2.21 2.45
328 1.00 1.25 1.40 1.50 1.60 1.80 2.00 2.15 2.25 2.50
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
335 1.04 1.30 1.46 1.56 1.67 1.88 2.09 2.24 2.35 2.61
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
345 1.11 1.38 1.55 1.66 1.77 1.99 2.21 2.38 2.49 2.76
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
355 1.17 1.46 1.64 1.76 1.87 2.11 2.34 2.52 2.63 2.93
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used at Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 400fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 1.49j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01
370 1.27 1.59 1.78 1.91 2.03 2.29 2.54 2.73 2.86 3.18
380 1.34 1.68 1.88 2.01 2.15 2.41 2.68 2.88 3.02 3.35
390 1.41 1.77 1.98 2.12 2.26 2.54 2.83 3.04 3.18 3.53
400 1.49 1.86 2.08 2.23 2.38 2.68 2.97 3.20 3.34 3.72
410 1.56 1.95 2.19 2.34 2.50 2.81 3.12 3.36 3.51 3.90

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used at Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 500fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 2.32j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01
370 1.27 1.59 1.78 1.91 2.03 2.29 2.54 2.73 2.86 3.18
380 1.34 1.68 1.88 2.01 2.15 2.41 2.68 2.88 3.02 3.35
390 1.41 1.77 1.98 2.12 2.26 2.54 2.83 3.04 3.18 3.53
400 1.49 1.86 2.08 2.23 2.38 2.68 2.97 3.20 3.34 3.72
410 1.56 1.95 2.19 2.34 2.50 2.81 3.12 3.36 3.51 3.90
420 1.64 2.05 2.29 2.46 2.62 2.95 3.28 3.52 3.69 4.10
430 1.72 2.15 2.40 2.58 2.75 3.09 3.44 3.69 3.86 4.29
440 1.80 2.25 2.52 2.70 2.88 3.24 3.60 3.87 4.05 4.50
450 1.88 2.35 2.63 2.82 3.01 3.39 3.76 4.04 4.23 4.70
460 1.97 2.46 2.75 2.95 3.15 3.54 3.93 4.23 4.42 4.91
470 2.05 2.57 2.87 3.08 3.28 3.69 4.10 4.41 4.62 5.13
480 2.14 2.68 3.00 3.21 3.42 3.85 4.28 4.60 4.82 5.35
490 2.23 2.79 3.12 3.35 3.57 4.02 4.46 4.80 5.02 5.58
500 2.32 2.90 3.25 3.48 3.72 4.18 4.65 4.99 5.23 5.81
510 2.42 3.02 3.38 3.62 3.87 4.35 4.83 5.20 5.44 6.04

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